|Prof. Alex K.-Y. JEN
Fellow of AAAS, MRS, and ACS
Provost, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Jen was the Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He also served as Chief Scientist for the Clean Energy Institute endowed by the Washington State Governor. Professor Jen has co-authored >830 publications, given over 500 invited presentations, has >43,000 citations and an H-index of 107, and is co-inventor for more than 50 patents and invention disclosures.
|Prof. Paul S. WEISS
Distinguished Professor of California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Prof. Paul S. Weiss is a nanoscientist and holds a UC Presidential Chair and a distinguished professor of chemistry & biochemistry and materials science & engineering at UCLA, where he was previously director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He also currently holds visiting appointments at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and several universities in Australia, China, and South Korea.
|Prof. Pulickel Madhavapanicker AJAYAN
Fellow of AAAS
Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, Rice University, USA
Prof. Ajayan spent two years as a research scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay in France and nearly a year and a half as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart in Germany. In 1997, he joined the materials science and engineering faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor and was the Henri Burlage Chair Professor in Engineering until 2007. He joined Rice University in July 2007.
Dr. Ajayan is one of the pioneers in the field of carbon nanotubes and was involved in the early work on the topic along with the NEC group. He has published one book and 324 journal papers with >18,600 citations, an h-index of 67, and more than 230 invited talks. He has been elected as a fellow of AAAS and to the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He is on the advisory editorial board of several materials science and nanotechnology journals and on the boards of several nanotech companies.
|Dr. Meyya MEYYAPPAN
Fellow of IEEE, ASME, IOP, AVS
Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Dr. Meyya Meyyappan is chief scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Until June 2006, he served as the director of the Center for Nanotechnology at Ames. He also is a founding member of the Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology (IWGN) established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C.
|Prof. Tianhong CUI
Executive Editor-in-Chief, Light: Science & Applications (Nature)
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
University of Minnesota, USA
Prof. Cui’s group has been investigating a wide spectrum of projects, with an emphasis on microsystems using low-cost & low-temperature micro/nanomanufacturing techniques. The group has pioneered an innovative approach of combining “top-down” micro-manufacturing techniques for MEMS/NEMS with “bottom-up” nano self-assembly and introduced novel “bottom-up” nano self-assembly into the fabrication of MEMS/NEMS devices combining them with “top-down” micromanufacturing. This greatly expands the range of materials and processes available to MEMS manufacturing beyond the conventional silicon. In recent years, his group has worked on a new area of polymer MEMS manufacturing, including highly sensitive polymer-based tunneling sensors and polymer comb drives based on the hot embossing technique. The group also started the new design concept of graphene biosensors, with the capability to integrate graphene with polymer MEMS/ NEMS devices.
|Prof. Hui-Ming CHENG
Professor, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University, China
Member, Chinese Academy of Science
Editor-in-Chief, Energy Storage Materials (Elsevier)
Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng is a Professor and the founding director of both the Advanced Carbon Research Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, IMR CAS since 2001, and the Low-Dimensional Material and Device Laboratory of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University since 2016. He is a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a fellow of TWAS.